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MTA awards two East Side Access contracts
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded two contracts for the East Side Access project, the transportation megaproject that is connecting Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers to Grand Central…
LIRR begins Long Beach Branch restoration project
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is starting a $120-million construction program designed to protect the LIRR's Long Beach Branch from the kind of devastating damage caused by Superstorm Sandy…
NS Bellevue Yard expansion nearing completion
A major expansion at Norfolk Southern's (NS) Bellevue Yard in Ohio is nearing completion and is expected to wrap up construction by the end of this year.
Illinois to fund restoration of Chicago to Rockford Amtrak service
The state of Illinois will make a $223-million state capital investment that will create hundreds of jobs and restart Amtrak service between Rockford and Chicago beginning in 2015.
PUCO approves seven Ohio crossing projects
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved seven grade crossing projects in Columbiana, Defiance, Mahoning, Putnam, Seneca and Summit counties.
Amtrak awards contract for Hudson Line improvements
Amtrak awarded Michael Baker Jr., Inc., an engineering unit of Michael Baker International, a three-year, $4.2 million dollar contract to provide construction management and inspection services for five major projects…
VIA Rail Canada posting personnel at troublesome crossing locations
Personnel from VIA Rail Canada will be monitoring the grade crossing area located near Fallowfield Station in Ottawa, Ontario, following several reports of faulty signals. The area encompasses the crossings…
Extenders bill passes out of Senate Finance Committee, includes 45G for shortlines
The Senate Finance Committee passed legislation, Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, on April 3 renewing a set of provisions known as "tax extenders."
Wabtec awarded Alaska Railroad PTC contract
Wabtec Corporation has signed contracts for $16.6 million with Alaska Railroad Corporation to provide Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment and services, including computer-aided dispatch and back office systems. The systems…
PUCO approves upgrades of eight rail crossings throughout Ohio
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved eight highway-rail grade crossing projects in Lucas, Seneca, Stark and Wood counties.
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